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A moment. For them.

Young people have not been spared the effects and many challenges of the complex situation brought on by the pandemic. Adapting to new teaching methods, social distancing, and a lack of or changes to extracurricular activities have all played an important role in students’ school perseverance in this turbulent time. This very strange year has been a learning experience for all of Québec’s students.

At the start of the school year, we invited the public to rally around students and be there for them (#tousensemblepoureux). Now, at the halfway point, let’s take “a moment for them” and create some momentum to carry them to the end of the school year. Let’s take the time to highlight and acknowledge their resilience, their widely varying sources of motivation, their ability to adapt, and the sacrifices they have had to make this year. Let’s tell them how proud we are of them and remind them that they have every reason in the world to be proud of themselves.

A moment to celebrate them, to comfort them, to applaud them, to congratulate them, to acknowledge their adaptability, to motivate them. Quite simply, a moment for them.

A surge of motivation

Despite the difficulties and obstacles, many young people are engaging, adapting, and persevering. And while some have had trouble adjusting to this new normal, all have the ability to reach their full potential. There is no magic formula for educational success or any single path to motivation, but qualities such as resiliency, adaptability, and self-confidence all help to promote learning and engagement with school.

Every young person has their own motivations. Some are driven by the pleasure of learning or by the ambition to pursue a desired profession, but for many, success comes through the involvement and quality of their social network.

Together, we have to trust that they will develop their own mechanisms for success, while reminding them that they will be rewarded for their efforts. Today’s youth are going through an unusual situation, but they are learning much from the experience that they can use for the future.

Your actions and words help to kindle our young people’s success; whatever their path or starting point, you have the power to reengage them. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, teacher, community worker, support staff, or employer, Hooked on School Days (HSD/JPS) is an opportunity to come together toward the single goal of creating a collective surge of caring and kindness by sending bright and positive messages to every family in Québec.

~ journeesperseverancescolaire.com


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Hello Friends,

I am excited for February because it means spring is on its way! What is your favourite way to celebrate spring? The newest Rover is about to land on Mars. NASA has sent a wonderful link and we can all use it to learn about the landing. January 27th marks Perseverance Rover as 22 days away from landing on Mars!

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is just 22 days from landing on the surface of Mars. The spacecraft has about 25.6 million miles (41.2 million kilometers) remaining in its 292.5-million-mile (470.8-million-kilometer) journey and is currently closing that distance at 1.6 miles per second (2.5 kilometers per second). Once at the top of the Red Planet’s atmosphere, an action-packed seven minutes of descent awaits – complete with temperatures equivalent to the surface of the Sun, a supersonic parachute inflation, and the first ever autonomous guided landing on Mars.

Only then can the rover – the biggest, heaviest, cleanest, and most sophisticated six-wheeled robotic geologist ever launched into space – search Jezero Crater for signs of ancient life and collect samples that will eventually be returned to Earth.

The illustration below shows the events that occur in the final minutes of the nearly seven-month journey that NASA’s Perseverance rover takes to Mars. Hundreds of critical events must execute perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land on Mars safely on Feb. 18, 2021.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Check out this link it has many pictures of Jupiter and its storms.


Stress involves us all. Try to remember to be grateful for all we do have.

www.AmandaRocheleau.com

If you don’t take time for wellness, YOU will surely take time for illness!!!

Let’s look forward to a Happy Sunny Spring!

Mona


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Hello Everyone,
What a wonderful day it is today! 50 years of caring for our EARTH 🌎 check out this link: NASA Space Place: Earth, it is amazing! Answers from NASA to everything about EARTH! Also check the other links for more fun activities from NASA.

Thank you all for being a part of Volunteer Appreciation Week. It was wonderful seeing Kosal and Jonathan G on Zoom. If any of you want to join me on Zoom I can arrange a time and a place. Please answer me, it has been a very long month with so little contact.  This weekend we were supposed to have a Laval Library outing! Have a special treat today and I will too. Zoom would be very nice 👍 Online

~ Mona

 

Earth Day 50 Years Young!!!

Explore the collection at the link below, plus check out more Earth Day resources from NASA.
Explore Earth Day Activities

More from Learning Space With NASA at Home
More Earth Day Resources NASA Space Place: Earth – Explore videos, games and articles all about Earth for kids in grades 3-6.
NASA Climate Kids – Kids in grades 3-6 can learn about our changing planet through the eyes of NASA missions studying Earth.Earth Day at Home With NASA – Explore all the ways you can participate in Earth Day at home with NASA.

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CDC Vimont and The Learning Exchange are closed to all TLE members, including volunteers, students and staff until May 1st.

The peace of mind, health and well-being of our volunteers, learners, staff and community partner organizations and schools is our top priority. The Learning Exchange will be postponing, until further notice, ALL activities and tutoring, specifically:

  • all tutoring sessions: morning, afternoon and evenings (individualized and class)
  • all in-person meetings
  • all daycare/pre-k visits
  • all outings
  • all volunteer school visits
  • all workshops 
  • all storytime events

Check here for up-to-date information and communications from:

SWLSB Communications

Letter from Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board:

Dear Parents/Guardians/Employees,

We hope this update finds you well and that you are taking care of yourselves and your loved ones. We wish to thank you for your patience and collaboration over this past week. We understand that the current situation can create uncertainties and challenges, but we are confident that, together, we will get through this unprecedented situation. Read more

The following measures remain in effect by SWLSB:

Schools/centres and daycares will be closed to students until May 1st.

With the exception of essential staff, no one will be permitted to enter the school/centre buildings during this closure, including to pick up personal belongings, until further notice.

All meetings and activities scheduled in SWLSB schools/centres, at the head office building, or that require the presence of our school board personnel are cancelled.

TLE will continue to follow the news and any directives of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board to keep you informed. We have also updated the calendar on our website and will work to reschedule events and activities in the near future. 


Anyone wishing to obtain information on the COVID-19 situation in Québec is invited to visit the website Québec.ca/coronavirus.COVID-19 Toolkit


Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!


Mona Arsenault: TLE President

Darlene Brown: TLE Executive Director

Enza Ciampanelli: TLE Office Manager 


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What is the Common Core Basic Education Program?

The Common Core Basic Education Program is the result of decisions taken by the Ministère de l’Éducation et Enseignement Supérieur / MEES with respect to the education reform in Québec.

It consists of 13 programs of study in the first phase of adult general education, known as Common Core Basic Education.

These programs of study are made up of courses spanning three levels: Literacy, Presecondary and Secondary Cycle One.’’

All Adult General Education services and programs of study of the 2016-2017 school year have been described in a reference document produced by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur.

An electronic version of this document is available on the website of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur at www.education.gouv.qc.ca

In Mathematics, the new Adult General Education curriculum will be mandatory as of the next school year meaning that all old codes will be depleted as of June 30th, 2017.

Please, note that all students are now registered in CCBE programs of study.

In Mathematics, please find in the tables below the correspondence between the old codes and the new codes:

ACTUAL  CODES CCBE CODES
MTH P015-1 MTH-B213-4    Arithmetic and Money                                                                     Natural numbers
􀂃Monetary concepts
􀂃Arithmetic operations Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
MTH P017-1          MTH P019-2 MTH-P101-4   Arithmetic and Personal Finances                                              Whole numbers and decimals
􀂃 Ratios and percentages
􀂃 Proportional relations
􀂃 Financial concepts
NONE MTH-P102-3    Sense of Space and Time                                                                 Space
􀂃Time
􀂃Relationship between space and time
􀂃Decimals and ratios
􀂃Proportional relationships
MTH P021-1          MTH-P103-2   Sets and Statistics                                                                                  Sets
􀂃Statistical distributions
􀂃Decimals
􀂃Mixed numbers
MTH P016-1          MTH P018-2 MTH-P104-4   Geometric Representations                                                             Plane figures
􀂃 Measurements
􀂃 Decimals and ratios
􀂃 Proportional relationships
MTH 1005-1             MTH 1006-2               MTH 1007-2 MTH-1101-3   Finance and Arithmetic                                                                  Rational numbers
􀂃 Proportional relations
􀂃 Financial concepts
􀂃 Sets and statistics
MTH 2008-2          MTH-1102-3   Statistics and Probability                                                                    Data collection
􀂃Statistical distributions
􀂃Probability
􀂃Sets
􀂃Arithmetic
MTH P020-1          MTH 2006-2 MTH-2101-3   Algebraic Modelling                                                                                Basic algebra
􀂃Arithmetic
􀂃Perimeter, area, volume
􀂃Proportion
MTH 2007-2          MTH-2102-3 Geometric Representations and Transformations                                                                      

Plans
􀂃Geometry of transformations
􀂃Plane figures
􀂃Solids
􀂃Measurements
􀂃Arithmetic
􀂃Proportional relationship


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The NEWSELA website is filled with interesting news articles to help master nonfiction in any subject. Choose the reading level of each article and find articles on topics that are of interest to students.

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